Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina

Smart Cities • Policy • Law • Ethics • GGC-Water • GGC-Governance

As a published author, I am part of the SingularityU South Africa faculty with a focus on urban futures, including smart cities, networks, urban planning, governance and development, as well as innovation systems.

I am an Associate of The South African Cities Network. I previously worked with The National Treasury, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), The Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa (HSRC), and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Advanced Policy Institute.

I am a Council Member of the South African Council of Planners, a visiting Research Fellow at the University of Witwatersrand School of Governance, and a Research Associate of the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI), and the National Research Foundation’s South African Research Chair on Innovation and Development.

I am also a founding director of the Southern African Node of the Millennium Project, co-Founder of Foresight For Development, an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow (2009), an Associate Editor for the African Journal for Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, and Africa Regional Editor for the bimonthly Foresight: The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy.

I hold a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Architecture from UCLA and a PhD from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.